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CBS
Mar 25, 2011 5:00pm EDT
experts over the nuclear situation in japan. that story coming up. >>> in japan tonight work has come to a stop at the crippled nuclear reactor. japan's defense ministry released this footage today of the smoking reactors at the fukushima nuclear power plant. people within 12 miles of damaged plant are being told to leave because of the possible radiation and japan's prime minister says the situation remains in his words grave and serious. tonight the death toll stands at 9800. 17. 17,500 people are still missing. the latest from japan now. >> reporter: highly radio active water is believed to be leaking at the fukushima plant. japanese officials say a reactor core may have been breached which might allow much larger levels of radiation to escape than in the past two weeks. this latest problem was discovered when two workers were burned from water containing radiation levels 10,000 times higher than previously detected. the prime minister calls the situation brave and serious. the evacuation zone has been expanded from 12 to 18 miles around the fukushima plant. >> reporter: they are m
CBS
Mar 3, 2011 5:00pm EST
kept a detailed journal of abuse of boys which occurred at a hotel in california, his home in japan, a hotel in nevada. many of the boys that were abused didn't know or remember what happened because he would get them drunk first then videotaped himself abusing them. >> he would ply them with liquor and get them drunk and they would pass out. >> reporter: after 30 years of sexually abusing boys around the globe what finally brought him down was facebook. a student at osborne high school stumbled upon sexually explicit remarks between her male friend and ricks. >> reporter: elaina stopped her son before he went to meet ricks who she realized was having an inappropriate relationship with one of her son's friends. >> ricks agreed to 300 months behind bars. it is binding and if the judge accepts it, it cannot be reduced. that's 25 years behind bar. >> it is hard to imagine. why didn't some of the kids step up. >> he got them drunk so they may not have known or remembered it. the first boy was a deaf child whose parents were divorcing and he had no place to live for a while. that was the
CBS
Mar 22, 2011 5:00pm EDT
from japan's power company visits a homeless shelter to apologize for the nuclear crisis. i'll have that story. >>> in japan, workers at a damaged nuclear power plant are scrambling to make repairs to stabilize crippled reactors. today, one of the parent companies top executives made a special trip to a shelter to talk to the victims. randall has more from the united nations. >> reporter: the vice chairman of pepco visited a shelter to apologize to homeless fukushima residents. maria spoke to families one by one. he admitted his company's responsibility for the crisis at the nuclear plant and promised to compensate victims. this man says he has apologized to us, but we also want to know when we can get back into our homes. that depends on progress at the nuclear plant where engineers are repairing cooling systems. but company officials say the work could take days and they are now dealing with a new problem. water in one reactor storage pool is reported to be dangerously hot. if the water boils away, expose fuel rods could throw more radiation into the atmosphere. united nations mo
CBS
Mar 30, 2011 5:00pm EDT
and this time we are talking about your carry- on. we will talk about it after the break. >>> in japan radiation detected in seawater near the crippled power plant is at its highest radiation level and nuclear officials say it is sign more of the contaminated water is making its way into the ocean. seawater outside of the plant was found to contain 3300, 55 times the usual amount of radio active iodine. they are saying it is a concern. the electric company in tokyo says four of the six nuclear reactors whether have to be scrapped because they were sprayed with corrosive seawater. >>> the effects from the disaster in japan just continue to grow. toyota has now told u.s. car dealers they cannot order more than 200 replacement parts for lexus and other toyota models unless a customer needs one for repair. the japanese car company is worried it will run out of parts and has already started to conserve its existing stock. >>> supply shortages in japan combined with a worldwide demand could seen make it harder to get apples popular iphones and ipads too. delivery difficulties and other things have dis
CBS
Mar 24, 2011 5:00pm EDT
for the people of japan tonight. as the cherry trees around the title basin begin to show their beauty, the cherry blossom festival is sponsored on the grounds of the washington monument. the 6:30 event will be followed by a walk around the title basin in the spirit of hope and rebuilding in japan. and donations will benefit the japanese earthquake and the pacific tsunami funds. in the meantime, they are looking forward to the 16-day festival. >> they will celebrate spring, cherry blossoms, symbolize rebirth, renewal, and now rebuilding. we want to keep that in mind as we're going through this festival and taking time for the reflection as well. >> the national park service estimates a million people will come to the title basin over the next couple of weeks to see those same blossoms. >>> but the pinks and the whites of the cherry blossoms are being accompanied by some blue. i think they had hair, but i was wrong by then. >> exactly. [ laughter ] that is an image, isn't it, folks? >> but yeah you can see it. >> okay, hey, it was cold today. >> yes, like bone-chilling cold. >> we'r
CBS
Mar 29, 2011 5:00pm EDT
crime. >>> in japan, the government says it plans to overhaul nuclear safety standards once the radiation leaking nuclear complex is under control. a spokesman says current safeguards were not sufficient to protect the plant against the march 11 tsunami. the struggle to contain radiation at the nuclear power plant ran into more problems today when two workers were drenched with radioactive water. the japanese prime minister told parliament that the situation remains unpredictable and the country is handling its nuclear crisis in a state of maximum alert. the official death toll from the earthquake and tsunami has passed 11,000. >>> members of the fairfax county urban search and rescue team were honored today. the county board of supervisor paid to the group. the team members were deployed to japan in response to that earthquake and tsunami. they arrived back in our area just a week ago sunday. >> here we are on the cusp of april, but it feels colder than that out there, topper. >> it does. a couple of things. if you go back in history, we had big snows the 28th of march. a
CBS
Mar 31, 2011 5:00pm EDT
, thank you. >>> tonight the united nations nuclear watch dog is urging japan to widen its evacuation zone around the crippled power plant. higher levels of radiation are now being detected in japan. seawater around the plant now has more than 4300 times the legal limit. water pooling underneath has 10,000 times too much radiation. fallout has made its way into soil 25 miles away. >>> in the u.s. trace amounts of radio active iodine have been found in milk in washington state and california. but health officials and the dairy farmers say the milk is still safe to drink. the e.p.a. says the amount tested in spokane was 5000 times below any level of health concern. >> radiation can be a scary word but it is important to remember that actually we are surrounded by radiation every single day. comes from the sun. our televisions and our cell phone. they think the radiation probably landed on feed then consumed by the cows and transferred to the milk. the e.p.a. says it is increasing monitoring of water and air nationwide. it shows you how globallally it can spread. >> trace amounts. reinforce t
CBS
Mar 23, 2011 5:00pm EDT
in contaminated areas of japan. meanwhile there is growing concern in tokyo itself about the radiation levels in tap water. government officials insist the water is safe for adults but parents are being told it is not safe for their babies to drink. crowds of people now lining up to buy bottled water. the death toll now stands at 9400 from the earthquake and tsunami. >>> the cause of last april's oil spill. a trapped piece of drill pipe prevented a key fail safe device from working the right way to seal off the well. that device known as a blowout preventer. the report doesn't blame any one corporation but it does find fault with the performance and design of the device made by the cameron company. >>> the winner of the first ever national spelling bee has passed away. 97-year-old frank newhouser was a lawyer from silver spring, maryland. at the age of 11 he spelled the word gladiolas. his prize included $500 in gold and a trip to the white house to meet president calvin coolidge. >>> seniors getting the surprise of their lives today. they were given full scholarships to george washington uni
CBS
Mar 28, 2011 5:00pm EDT
fears in the wake of japan's nuclear crisis. that radioactive fallout turned up in rainwater in our area. health officials are going to weigh in on any potential concerns. >>> i'm peggy fox with momslikeme.com. did you hear about the tragic accident involving a mom and two small children? she had just gotten her three- year-old boy and three month old infant out of the car. she had the baby in her arms when her toddler ran toward the back of the car which started rolling slowly backward. she ran to grab her son, but the rolling car hit all three of them killing the baby and injuring the mother and toddler. you can find out more about the story and share your comments on momslikeme.com. >>> stocks started a week lower on wall street. the dow finished the day down 22 points to close at 12,197. the nasdaq dropped 3 points. >>> all right, we have a commuter alert for drivers near the beltway. some of the exit ramps including telegraph road will be closed. so, you need to expect some detours in the area through friday. >>> o overseas london police are taking a close look at their security pla
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